Mixed Craft Saturday
Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you haven't been washed away by the torrential rain, we had hours of it yesterday, it was hammering down, the drains don't seem to be able to cope these days, mind you we don't see road sweepers anymore, so the gutters are full of leaves and rubbish. Which is part of the reason we have so many areas of flooding locally, luckily people's homes weren't affected this time but the water just sits for days!
I have some lovely things to share with you today, Cheryl's Candles and a stunning card, a gorgeous card from Janet, Michele's Magazine Review and last but not least Val's shopping.
So here we go........
Cheryl's fantastic Candle/Cone centre pieces
Cheryl hand makes these stunning Candle and Pinecone table centerpieces, she uses good quality candles, some magnificent pine cones that themselves give off an amazing fresh aroma. Lots of decorative pieces added too, including miniature baubles, little ribbon trimmed parcels, foliage and festive sprigs too! So much goes into making each one of these gorgeous pieces, Cheryl does it all to raise money for the incredible charity ......
Cheryl you do an amazing job making so many different craft items to sell, if there is anything that any of us can do please feel free to ask through the blog.
Cheryl's stunning Anniversary card
Wrapped in beautiful Voile
The Stunning finishing touch, a gorgeous Box
Cheryl this Anniversary card that you have made for her friend Glynis for thier Golden Wedding Anniversary, I have to say Cheryl this is one of your most beautiful cards, that floral corner arrangement is exquisite, wrapping it in luxurious Voile adds to the overall experience of opening such a beautiful gift.
To finish the gift Cheryl has made a Box and replicated the floral spray from the card and personalised the box as the finishing touch. I imagine when your friends see this you will be inundated with requests!!
Thank you so much for sharing your crafts with all of us.
Janet's card is absolutely stunning, so luxurious too, everything about it shouts quality, from the gorgeous Embossing Folder that Janet has used to emboss that beautiful gold card, to which Janet added a pretty arrangement of roses and leaves,
The card is finished with delicate lace trim and tiny pearls. Oh Janet what a stunning card, thank you for sharing it with us today .
Michele's Magazine Review
Making Cards magazine with free Alphabet stamps plus papers-this month they have a Tropical theme. Nice ideas for car themed male cards in this issue but there's only 3 cards shown which is a shame as they could have made much more of a feature with this article.
Quick Cards Made Easy-free gift is an embossing folder & stamp set. Russian Dolls must be the "in thing" as there's a 4 page feature showing cards made using Stamps. I might adapt some of these ideas using the free gifts from last month .
Look who made it into the magazine.....!!! I'm really pleased as I've tried a few times. Pity they didn't spell my name correctly . I'm hoping to have another card featured in an Autumn edition.
Papercraft Inspirations with a lovely set of Altenew stamps(I think that's the brand). There's an article on shaped cards inside this issue plus a great step by step guide to Partial Diecutting.
Papercraft Essentials with a floral corner Die & stamp set. There's a feature on Men's card inside this issue plus two articles using the free gifts.
There you have the latest round up of my magazines. I get quite a few via subscription which have been presents (birthday or Christmas) so I'm not buying all of them myself.
Val has bought her first Dies from China, I have those Stars Val and they cut brilliantly, I was surprised at the quality to be honest.
The Crafters Companion Embossing Folder looks lovely Val, I am excited to see your Christmas cards appearing on the blog, thanks so much for sharing your shopping with all of us and for your lovely email .
Margaret ordered herself some new Stampin'Up! Goodies to play with, you made some fantastic choices Margaret:
Flowers Shop Stamp Set with Matching Punch, this set makes some amazing flowers and having the punch means you can craft anywhere, as you can pop the punch and stamps in your bag, no heavy die cutting machine required.
The Vertical Greetings stamp set, well you all know that's my new favourite stamp set, you just don't see enough Vertical Greetings on the market, Margaret has used this sent on her CC this week too!!
Card selection pack, so useless to match with DSP, :(pretty papers), Grey and Blue are the new black I think, I love them both.
Label Me Pretty stamp set, (did you get the matching Punch Margaret:?) I thought this set would be perfect for you with all the cakes you take for different people, I love that Floral Happy Birthday too.
Label Framelits, I would be lost without mine, I use them all the time, you can chop the bottom off and make a tag, as well as that lovely label shape, they have been made to work with most of the Stampin'Up! Stamp sets, which makes them even more useful.
Last but not least is the amazing Envelope Punch Board, you didn't need me to tell you how fantastic this tool is as Sue played with if herself and was amazed at how easy it was, you won't regret buying it Margaret.
What a fantastic shopping basket, you have the tools to make some stunning cards.
Thank you so much for sharing Margaret. Hope you are feeling better.
Another post full of inspiration, I love seeing what you have all been making and buying so keep the photos coming in!!
Have a lovely weekend ladies,
Lilian, get well soon my lovely XXX